Business Administration and Political Science

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration and Political Science)

Meet at the intersection of Politics and Business. You will learn how policies and laws affect people, businesses and the world in this combined program. Develop your critical thinking and analytical skills to impact change both at the community level and in the corporate boardroom. Thesis option is available.


Admission Requirements

Minimum Average over 6 Grade 12 academic courses: 73% 

Ontario Course Requirements:

  • ENG4U
  • One Grade 12U Mathematics
  • A minimum grade of 70% in at least one grade 12U Math course (or equivalent) may be required

Suggested Sequence

Semester 1

  • STEN 1000, Introduction to Business
  • POLS 1000, Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics
  • ECON 1100, Introduction to Economics I
  • MGMT 1000, Business Communication
  • One of:
    • MATH 1980, Mathematics for Business
    • MATH 1250, Linear Algebra I
    • MATH 1720, Differential Calculus
    • MATH 1760, Functions and Differential Calculus

Semester 2

  • ECON 1110, Introduction to Economics II
  • POLS 1600, Introduction to International Relations
  • ACCT 1510, Principles of Financial Accounting
  • MKTG 1310, Principles of Marketing
  • MSCI 1000, Introduction to Business Data Analysis

Semester 3

  • One of: 
    • SOSC 2500, Basic Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
    • MSCI 2020, Business Data Analysis
  • ACCT 2550, Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • MGMT 2400, Management and Organizational Life
  • FINA 2700, Business Finance I
  • POLS 1300, Comparative Politics in a Changing World

Semester 4

  • One of: 
    • ​POLS 2750, Introduction to Research Methods
    • POLS 2520, Modern Political Thought
  • MGMT 2430, Human Resource Management
  • FINA 2710, Business Finance II
  • MSCI 2130, Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • MSCI 2200, Quantitative Decision Models

Semester 5

  • One of: 
    • ​POLS 2750, Introduction to Research Methods
    • POLS 2520, Modern Political Thought
  • One of: 
    • ​POLS 2200, Introduction to Public Administration
    • POLS 2210, Canadian Public Administration and Policy
    • POLS 3230, Government and Business
  • One of:
    • POLS 3540, Political Problems of Economic Development
    • POLS 3550, Political Economy of International Trade
    • POLS 3350, Political Geography
    • POLS 3560, Theories of International Political Ecnomy
  • ​MGMT 3000, Business Ethics
  • STEN 3970, The Law and Business Administration

Semester 6

  • Two of (not already taken):
    • ​POLS 2200, Introduction to Public Administration
    • POLS 2210, Canadian Public Administration and Policy
    • POLS 3230, Government and Business
  • One of: 
    • ​*MSCI 3310, Operations Management I
    • *MSCI 3410, Supply Chain Management I: Intro to Fundamentals
  • Business elective
  • Political Science elective

Semester 7

  • 3 Business electives
  • Two of:
    • POLS-4110, Canadian Politics: Participation and Process
    • POLS-4120, Canadian Federalism
    • POLS-4210, Seminar in Canadian Public Policy
    • POLS-4220, Seminar in Public Policy Analysis
    • POLS-4640, International Political Economy
    • POLS-4650, Seminar in Globalization

Semester 8

  • STEN-4980, Strategic Management
  • One of (not already taken):
    • POLS-4110, Canadian Politics: Participation and Process
    • POLS-4120, Canadian Federalism
    • POLS-4210, Seminar in Canadian Public Policy
    • POLS-4220, Seminar in Public Policy Analysis
    • POLS-4640, International Political Economy
    • POLS-4650, Seminar in Globalization
  • ​Three Business electives

*Beginning Fall 2019, students may take either MSCI 3310 or MSCI 3410. However, students pursuing the Supply Chain and Business Analytics specialization MUST take MSCI 3410. If a student chooses to take BOTH classes, MSCI 3310 must be taken BEFORE MSCI 3410, or else it will not count for credit.